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  • 2 layers controlling each other

    Posted by Ione Mabe on January 23, 2024 at 2:20 pm

    Hello everyone. I need some help.
    I have two layers. If I rotate LayerA, I want LayerB to rotate at the same angle.
    If I rotate layerB. I want LayerA to rotate at the same angle.
    Is it possible using expressions?

    Levi Borland replied 5 months, 3 weeks ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
  • 5 Replies
  • Adam Greenberg

    January 23, 2024 at 3:33 pm
  • Ione Mabe

    January 23, 2024 at 5:39 pm

    That’s a creative solution!
    The problem is that it’s part of a more complex composition. I have some layers linked to these two A and B. In fact, there will be more than 2 layers controlling each other. I am trying to get a kick start. I’m not sure if I explained it properly. My English only goes so far.

  • Ione Mabe

    January 23, 2024 at 5:55 pm

    I just realized I’ll have more issues if I go this way. Figuring out which layer to control with keyframes, for example, seems complicated. I think it’s better to use a slider that controls all the involved layers. Thank you for the help!

  • Tom Morton

    January 24, 2024 at 11:11 am

    simplicity is best in AFX expressions!

  • Levi Borland

    January 25, 2024 at 8:22 am

    I was going to suggest the same thing. Just use a slider expression controller and link the rotation of any layers you want to rotate to the value of the slider. This is pretty simple to do, even if you don’t know how to write expressions from scratch with javascript.

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